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coul·ter

or col·ter  (kōl′tər)
n.
A blade or wheel attached to the beam of a plow that makes vertical cuts in the soil in advance of the plowshare.

[Middle English culter, from Old English culter and Old French coltre, both from Latin culter, knife, plowshare; see skel- in Indo-European roots.]

coulter

(ˈkəʊltə)
n
(Agriculture) a blade or sharp-edged disc attached to a plough so that it cuts through the soil vertically in advance of the ploughshare. Also (esp US): colter
[Old English culter, from Latin: ploughshare, knife]

coul•ter

(ˈkoʊl tər)

n.

Coul•ter

(ˈkoʊl tər)

n. John Merle (mûrl),

Coulter

A flat steel disk about a foot in diameter attached, when needed, to the beam of a Walking turning plow to cut through grass and roots ahead of the plow-share and moldboard.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Coulter - a sharp steel wedge that precedes the plow and cuts vertically through the soilcoulter - a sharp steel wedge that precedes the plow and cuts vertically through the soil
moldboard plow, mouldboard plough - plow that has a moldboard
wedge - something solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped like a V) that can be pushed between two things to separate them
References in classic literature ?
Louis.- Conjugal Discipline of a Half-Breed.- Annual Swelling of the Rivers.-Daniel Boone, the Patriarch of Kentucky.-John Colter.-His Adventures Among the Indians.-Rumors of Danger Ahead.-Fort Osage.-An Indian War-Feast.-Troubles in the Dorion Family.- Buffaloes and Turkey-Buzzards.
The next morning early, as the party were yet encamped at the mouth of a small stream, they were visited by another of these heroes of the wilderness, one John Colter, who had accompanied Lewis and Clarke in their memorable expedition.
Departure from Green River valley Popo Agie Its course The rivers into which it runs Scenery of the Bluffs the great Tar Spring Volcanic tracts in the Crow country Burning Mountain of Powder River Sulphur springs Hidden fires Colter's Hell Wind River Campbell's party Fitzpatrick and his trappers Captain Stewart, an amateur traveller Nathaniel Wyeth Anecdotes of his expedition to the Far West Disaster of Campbell's party A union of bands The Bad Pass The rapids Departure of Fitzpatrick Embarkation of peltries Wyeth and his bull boat Adventures of Captain Bonneville in the Bighorn Mountains Adventures in the plain Traces of Indians Travelling precautions Dangers of making a smoke The rendezvous